Zebrafish laboratory technician – EPFL - Lausanne, Switzerland

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries. 


Your mission:


The Center of PhenoGenomics (CPG) is specialised in animal experimentation. It contributes to the research excellence by supporting the scientific community through tailored services and by ensuring the highest animal welfare standards in compliance with laws and ethics. To strengthen its team the CPG is looking for a highly motivated and organized lab technician to support a wide range of research projects involving zebrafish development. 


Main duties and responsibilities:


Tasks may include (depending on the project needs): 

  • Colony management and zebrafish husbandry (breeding, genotyping...).

  • Generation of genetically modified animals by zygotic injection.

  • Embryology techniques such as in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, cell transplantation, micro-injection of mRNA, etc.

  • Cryo-preservation and in vitro fertilization of transgenic lines.

  • Microscopy experiments (widefield, confocal, SPIM).

  • Training of Ph.D. students, post-doctoral researchers, technical staff, etc.

  • Participate to the smooth running of the facility: monitoring and maintenance of the CLS (Central Life Support) and all its components, maintenance of scientific equipment, weekend duties (once every two months), etc.



Your profile:


  • Bachelor or master degree in biology or a related field of life sciences.

  • Previous experience with zebrafish research and embryo manipulation is essential.

  • Hands on experience in molecular biology (PCR, cloning, in vitro transcription...) and microscopy techniques is desirable but not essential. 

  • Good ability to organise and prioritise tasks.

  • Team worker with good communication skills.

  • Fluency in English is essential, French is a plus.



We offer:


  • A stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructures.

  • Unique professional career development opportunities.

  • Multidisciplinary collaborations on high profile projects.

  • Attractive working conditions within a young, multicultural and dynamic team.



Start date :


Immediately or to be defined 


Term of employment :

Unlimited (CDI) 


Work rate :





Please include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae in English with the contact details of at least one referee.   


Please submit your application by the 30th of April, 2021. 


EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and a family-friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its employees by offering a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, religion or sexual orientation. 


Only candidates who have applied via the EPFL website or our partner Jobup will be considered.